Fri. May 20th, 2022

Ethiopian artefacts, including a Bible, crosses and an Imperial shield, looted at the Battle of #Maqdala1868 are to be returned to #Ethiopia thanks to The Scheherazade Foundation, who purchased the items through a UK-based auction house and private dealers.

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Speaking on the occasion at a reception held at The Athenaeum Club, Ambassador Teferi thanked The Scheherazade Foundation for their work in acquiring the precious items and renewed calls for museums, collectors & holders of #Maqdala1868 heritage to return them to #Ethiopia.


The Scheherazade Foundation CEO, Tahir Shah said he knew what the return of the objects would mean to Ethiopians and that through his Foundation, he hopes to build bridges between the two nations.
The Embassy will make arrangements for the items to be returned to #Ethiopia.

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

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Name: Chala Dandessa. I was born in West Shewa Zone, Chobi District of Oromia Region, Ethiopia in 1989. Founder of Ethiopians Today Website Currently I am Lecturer at Jimma Teachers College. Peace and Unity for our country! https://ethiopianstoday.com

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